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Sorry To Bother You Was A Fucking Trip

July 8, 2018

Sunday, July 8th

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Holy fucking shit. I just got home from the craziest movie I’ve seen in a while: Sorry To Bother You. Honestly, I don’t even know where to begin lmao. I probably won’t have much to say as I am still researching and trying to understand it myself, but I definitely encourage everyone to go see it. It was great. Such a breath of fresh air from the typical films that you see in theaters. For starters, this is a science fiction comedy film written and directed by Boots Riley.

I’m just going to include the whole Rotten Tomatoes plot because it captures all the necessary details in the plot:

In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As Green’s career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift, a cocaine-snorting CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.

My brother and I actually just touched down in Los Angeles, after a week-long vacay. Shout out to Daniel for swooping us. Thanks to my Flixster app, I saw this movie had super high ratings (~85%). And then I read it’s based in Oakland, and the CEO is addicted to coke. Sold lmao. We hit up Arclight Hollywood for the 6:15pm showing to find the AC broken, concessions broken, and restrooms broken. SOS. But still, our theater was PACKED. Literally every single seat was taken, which I absolutely loved. I love going on opening weekend and being immersed in a room full of people who are also eager to see the movie. Their reactions are always priceless.

This movie was a fucking TRIP. It’s a complete satire, touching on capitalism, the road to success, and sacrificing morals for money. My brother’s compared it to Get Out, but IMO, this is ten times more extreme. The film runs for an hour 45 minutes which isn’t bad. But in all honesty, the movie had me freaking out in my seat more often than not. To the point where I just wanted it to end lmao.

Not to mention the all-star cast of actors from all the lit shows: Atlanta, Westworld, Walking Dead… all the shows I don’t watch lmao. My bros recognized them though. Shout out to Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson, they fucking killed it. Do yourself a favor and go see this. Because Erykah Badu (and I) say so.

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